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Friday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Multiple Styles, One Family (Jennifer Kielich)

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Learn to infuse multiple photography styles into one family session. With proper planning and an efficient workflow, you can capture both traditional portraiture and more documentary imagery to give your clients a variety of shots. Toggling back and forth between candid and posed moments will keep your clients interested and prevent small children from getting bored. It will also force you to think outside the box! We will be using a styled model family of 3-5 members, with children ranging from 1-5 years old. The class will begin with a short introduction and a brief shooting demonstration. We will then begin shooting our model family and discuss workflow, posing techniques, and camera settings as we move along. Attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode. Please bring your camera and your favorite wide angle and/or portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to properly plan your poses/workflow so that your session runs smoothly. The session should take an hour or less, because small children won't last much longer than that.
2. Learn how to communicate with the family so they understand what you are asking of them. Going back and forth between smiling at the camera and ignoring the camera can be confusing without clear instruction from the photographer.
3. Learn which poses work and which ones don't when you're infusing more than one style into the session.
4. Learn how to navigate your camera's settings to ensure you are getting proper exposure and are avoiding motion blur. This can be tricky as you go back and forth between candid and posed shots. The settings themselves have a "workflow" all their own!

This outdoor Boutique Program will take place at Sculpture Park.

Sculpture Park will give you plenty of beautiful water views, a very small area (about the width of a boat launch) of water access in the vicinity, greenery, and interesting urban spaces/sculptures. There is an interesting pier right next to the park with a great set of buildings and an open parking lot providing nice shade/open shade areas. Moving away from the Sculpture Park and back towards Pike Place Market (and the Westin), there are streets with some colorful or patina walls and interesting urban fixtures.

Travel time to the Sculpture Park can take 25-30 minutes. Attendees will walk briskly to the location, learn and shoot onsite, and then return to the Westin at a leisurely pace at the conclusion of the program so smaller groups can shoot in the variety of scenic spots on the way back. Remember that the walk back to the Westin is uphill, so travel times when returning to the hotel will likely be a bit longer.

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Jennifer Kielich

Owner/Photographer, Jennifer Kielich Photography
Jennifer Kielich is a natural light portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in creative family and early childhood photography. She is based out of Tampa, FL, where she lives with her husband and their three-year-old twins. Her goal is always to capture genuine connections... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Lobby Lounge, Lobby Level, Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101